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Mrs. Bago from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Express Yourself!

Help me give my students the outlet they need to express themselves through Art.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have a classroom of 20 energetic, curious fun-loving 3-4 year-old students who love to explore new things especially a new language. I teach students from a diverse racial background: Latino students(from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala , Columbia), African American. Caucasian, and Asian students but one thing they all have in common is the desire to learn a new language.

When students enter my classroom, half of them only speak their native language which is Spanish.

The other half of students are monolingual and only speak English. Through music and movement, play and countless hours of bilingual read-alouds my students naturally learn a second language. They are not afraid or intimated by the language because we build a sense of community in my classroom in which we are a family and learn to trust and respect one another they feel comfortable to try new things.

What I enjoy best is seeing my students interact with one another and not allowing a language barrier to get in their way of having fun. As they first begin to learn the language, they use simple words to communicate as they continue to hear and learn the language they use 2-3 word phrases.

My Project

The canvas frames will be used by my students to create a self portrait of themselves. The larger frames will be used for free expression- they can choose what they want to paint. The black card stock will be used to display photographs of children at work.

I also plan to use the black card notes to help children create holiday cards for school staff and family.

My goal is to bring more Art into my classroom to allow children to express themselves when they can't do it verbally. A picture tells a story and that's what I want to capture.

Mrs. Bago
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
07526-1088-Blick Super Value Canvas Pack - 8" x 8", Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $18.39 4 $73.56
57319-2015-VELCRO STICKY BACK VELCRO 2INX15FT ROLL DSPENSR BLK • Blick Art Materials $36.71 2 $73.42
07526-1114-Blick Super Value Canvas Pack - 11" x 14", Pkg of 7 • Blick Art Materials $18.39 3 $55.17
00307-1029-Crayola Washable Watercolor Pan Set - "So Big" 4-Color Set • Blick Art Materials $3.40 14 $47.60
11319-2021-Pacon Card Stock - Black, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.84 4 $39.36
00307-1039-Crayola Washable Watercolor Pan Set - Oval, Set of 8 colors • Blick Art Materials $2.11 18 $37.98
11211-1009-Bordette Scalloped Border Set - Assorted, Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $16.57 2 $33.14
50427-4860-Blick Childrens Tabletop Easel - Blue • Blick Art Materials $26.07 1 $26.07
11308-1003-Blick Colored Tissue Assortment - 20" x 30", Assortment of 20 Colors, 100 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $11.18 2 $22.36
09500-1001-Strathmore Artagain Coal Black Cards - Pkg of 10, 5" x 6-7/8", envelopes included • Blick Art Materials $5.12 4 $20.48
57319-1020-Velcro Sticky Back Fasteners - 7/8", Square, White • Blick Art Materials $2.39 5 $11.95
57319-1010-Velcro Sticky Back Fasteners - 5/8", Coin, White • Blick Art Materials $2.39 5 $11.95
57319-2010-Velcro Sticky Back Fasteners - 5/8", Coin, Black • Blick Art Materials $2.39 4 $9.56
11211-2001-Bordette Scalloped Border - 2-1/4" x 50 ft, Black • Blick Art Materials $2.33 4 $9.32

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